First Festival to Date: Wolf and Sheep




Cannes winner “Wolf and Sheep” premieres at the BFI London Film Festival, and will simultaneously be available to watch online in the UK.

Wolf and Sheep is the debut feature film by young Afghan female film maker Sharbanoo Sadat.  Winner of the CICAE Prize at Director’s Fortnight in Cannes, the Film will have its UK Premiere at the BFI London Film Festival.  The first screening took place on October the 10th and the film was immediately available to watch on Vod Platforms such as iTunes, Google Play, Amazon and Microsoft.

This release is coordinated by the TIDE Experiement.  The Film Agency and the Festival Agency  coordinate the PR and marketing strategy to increase the visibility of the movie both in the festival and online.  Under The Milky Way is to handle digital distribution.

Wolf and Sheep was also selected at the Riga Film Festival and at the Thessaloniki Film Festival, where similar release strategies are being planned.

Wolf and Sheep portrays Afghan society, rural communities and beliefs, traditions and stories all through the eyes of shepherd children.  The film centres on the belief of a Kashmir Wolf, a female monster who walks on two legs, and is, in fact, a tall, green fairy, who takes the cruel with her up to the mountain.

More information on the WOLF AND SHEEP official website.




The award-winning film Black by Adil El Arbi & Bilall Fallah will be released in Spain, the United Kingdom, Portugal and Italy this summer thanks to our distribution partners: Just Wanted, Alambique, Karma Films and Vertigo Releasing. While waiting for the release of the Day-and-Date film, both in theatres and on VoD*, discover the trailer of the movie.

*VOD Platforms

Spain on August 12th: iTunes, Google, Microsoft, Filmin

United Kingdom on August 19thiTunes, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Sky, Wuaki, Talk Talk, Vubiquity

Portugal on August 25thiTunes, NOS, MEO, Vodafone, Filmin, Cabovisão

Italy on August 30thiTunes, Google, Microsoft, Sony, Mymovies, Chilly, Timvision


For more information, follow the Black adventure here!


Black – First release of TIDE 4



The Tide Experiment is about to release the first film of its fourth edition: Black, starring Aboubakr Bensaihi & Martha Canga Antonio and directed by Adil El Arbi & Bilall Fallah.

This urban Romeo & Juliet won hearts and minds worldwide, being awarded the 2015 Toronto Discovery Award, the Best Film Audience Award at 2015 Ghent International Film Festival. During 2015 Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, main actress won the Jury Price Best Actress and the movie was nominated for the Grand Prize.

“Firecracker chemistry between the two leads makes this doomed Romeo and Juliet romance all the more tragically persuasive”



Synopsis: Mavela, 15 years old, is a Black Bronx. She falls madly in love with Marwan, an extremely charismatic member of the rival gang, the 1080’s. The young couple is forced to make a brutal choice between gang loyalty and the love they have for one another, an impossible dilemma.


Soon available in Spain, Portugal and Italy on theatres and on Demand!

Released dates to be unveiled

Miss Julie – Last 2015 Release


Miss Julie, starring Jessica Chastain and Colin Farrell, is The Tide Experiment last release this year.

A country estate in Ireland in the 1880s. Over the course of one midsummer night, in an atmosphere of wild revelry and loosened social constraints, Miss Julie (Jessica Chastain) and John (Colin Farrell), her father’s valet, dance and drink, charm and manipulate each other. She, all hauteur longing for abasement; he, polished but coarse – united in mutual loathing and attraction.

By turns seductive and bullying, savage and tender, their intimacy leads to desperate plans and vision of a life together… Unsure if the morning brings hope or hopelessness, Julie and John find their escape in a final act as sublime and horrific as anything in Greek tragedy.

Miss Julie depicts a fierce battle for power and dominance, enacted through a cruel and compulsive game of seduction and repulsion.

The film is now available on Vod in UK:

Google Play 

And Italy:

Google Play

Michael Madsen New Documentary ‘The Visit’ on Tide


“This film documents an event that has never taken place – man’s first encounter with intelligent life from space.”

Earth may not have been visited by aliens, but ever since the invention of radio and television, humans have been sending signals into outer space, announcing their existence to other civilizations, so the question is not ‘what if’ it happens, but rather ‘when’. With unprecedented access to everyone from the Director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs to experts from NASA, ISU (International Space University), the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Institute, and military advisors, the film builds up a chillingly believable scenario of first contact on Earth, beginning with the simplest of questions: Why are you here? How do you think? What do you see in humans that we don’t see in ourselves? Continue reading Michael Madsen New Documentary ‘The Visit’ on Tide

The Mark Cousins Hibrow Trilogy launches this summer on Festivals and VoD

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“Festival-to-date” is the new innovation of The TIDE Experiment

On the third year of experiments, in partnership with
The Festival Agency, The TIDE Experiment launches its new scheme of “Festival-To-Date” releases, where the films are launched on festivals and Video on Demand (VoD) nearly on the same date and in several European countries. With the Festival-to-Date releases we empower some films that otherwise would have only a few lucky viewers attending the festivals. The TIDE Experiment is a European-Commission supported project committed to innovation in distribution. Continue reading The Mark Cousins Hibrow Trilogy launches this summer on Festivals and VoD

White Shadow gets prepared for releases in spring 2015


White Shadow gets prepared for releases in spring 2015 in France, the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Hungary, Romania, and Lithuania.  The film, executively produced by Ryan Gosling, had its launch in Venice and Sundance, and obtained several awards worldwide. Important film directors have recognized at public level the value of the film. “Francis Ford Coppola says White Shadow is “Timeless, haunting, horrific, beautiful “. Amat Escalante has added:  “An urgent film of pure cinema, raw like a spirit that moves and plays inside of you and will not get out without a fight.”

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Tide Experiment 2nd edition continues experimenting new models of film distribution.


Second edition of Tide  releases of Master of the Universe and White Shadow in more than 10 European countries.

TIDE, a project of SPIDE supported by the European Commission for two years in a row, is an experimental new model of distribution which promotes Day-and-Date Releases of Independent European movies.  After four Day & Date releases on its 1st edition (Viramundo, Magnifica Presenza, For Those in Peril and Après la Nuit), The Tide Experiment kicks off a 2nd edition to continue experimenting new models of film distribution. The two first chosen titles for this year are the award-wining finance documentary Master of the Universe by Marc Bauder and the daring feature White Shadow by Noah Deshe.

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